Itanagar| In a bid to bring about a ‘white revolution’ in the state, Arunachal Pradesh government has inked an MoU with the National Dairy Development Board.
The MoU was signed at Ahmedabad yesterday, officials said.
According to the MoU, the NDD will conduct a survey related to milk production and consumption and identify areas of intervention in the state. Following the survey, the board will prepare a comprehensive five-year dairy development plan and provide technical support to establish fair and transparent milk procurement system for milk producers.
The board will also establish dairy infrastructure, cattle feed and mineral mixture plant etc, besides providing training and capacity building programmes for farmers, executives, supervisers and technicians.
Mineral mapping of the state will also be carried out to find out the status of mineral deficiency in soil and based on that the board will formulate composition of area specific mineral mixture.
The MoU was signed by Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh government and by NDDB chairman Dilip Rath.
NDDB had begun its operations with the mission for making dairying a vehicle to a better future for millions of grassroots producers. The mission achieved thrust and direction with the launching of the Operation Flood, a programme extending over 26 years and which used World Bank load to finance India’s emergence as the world’s largest milk producer.
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